About Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, also known as DLO3, is an American soul-jazz group founded in 2015. The band released two albums. The trio initially consisted of keyboardist Delvon Lamarr Dumas playing the Hammond organ, guitarist Colin Higgins and drummer David McGraw. Eventually, guitarist Jimmy James replaced Higgins. All members were active instrumentalists on the Seattle music scene.
The band has given concerts in the United States and abroad and has performed at several music festivals, including Detroit and Monterey Jazz Festivals. Their debut album, Close But No Cigar, achieved first place on the American Jazz Contemporary Jazz Albums list and became number three on the American jazz albums list. In April 2018 the band released a live album entitled Live at KEXP!, which was recorded on May 13, 2017. The album reached 10th position on the list of Jazz Albums.
It is an infectious combination of soul, jazz and funk from the 60’s and 70’s, in its sound most reminiscent of the legendary band Booker T. & M.G.'s, in combination with classical instrumental sound, has gained wide recognition of critics and listeners all over the world. Devlon Lamarr Dumas describes the music of his trio in simple words as “soul with a strong influence of jazz”.